An active engineer explains how to use Python's datetime module [for beginners]
Explains how to use Python's datetime module.
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What is the datetime module
The datetime module is a module for handling dates and times in Python.It is also useful for formatting output of date data and conversely parsing date character strings.
The timedelta class is also included, and you can perform operations between dates (for example, to find one day after a certain date and time, or to find the interval between dates).
How to use datetime module
datetime is a standard Python module, so no additional installation is required.Import the module as follows.